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32GB iPod Touch Launched, 16GB And 64GB Discontinued

Apple has shaken up its iPod lineup today. Hammering in the final nail in the 16GB tier’s coffin, Apple today announced that it’s discontinuing the …

Apple Watch Series 2 vs. Fitbit Blaze: Which smartwatch is better?

The Apple Watch is largely considered to be the best smartwatch out there, and for good reason. It works seamlessly with the iPhone, is quite a …

Smartwatches

The best Amazon Prime Day Deals!

It’s Prime Day! Which means those of us savvy shoppers are kind of glued to our screens today, checking in just to see if there are any amazing deals …

Shopping

Here are the best Amazon Prime Day 2017 deals

If you've been thinking about buying that Amazon Echo in the hopes that it just might save your life some day, now's your chance. <b>Prime Day</b>, Amazon's annual update on the classic Black Friday shopping sprees (minus the mall melees), <b>starts at 9 p.m. EST on Monday, July 10, and will end at 3 a.m. EST</b> …

Amazon

This Wi-Fi Router Company Is Making Moves To Dominate The Smart Home Sector

Eero is unveiling new hardware, a subscription service and a bet on a rising internet-of-things technology<p>Wi-Fi company Eero, one of the first …

Wi-Fi

10 tech gadgets that’ll make your everyday life easier

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>A good gadget solves a problem, but solving a problem isn’t the same as making your life easier.<p>A fitness tracker might help you live …

Gear & Gadgets

The world's first glasses-free holographic phone is coming, and it's not from Apple

Forget the iPhone 8 and Galaxy Note 8.<p>RED, the company that makes professional digital cameras for shooting Hollywood movies, is making a "holographic" phone called the Hydrogen.<p>The company is touting the Hydrogen as the "world's first holographic media machine" and says it doesn't require glasses …

Phones

You don’t need to buy a new smartwatch — just get the Smart Buckle

Why it matters to you<p>If you're attached to your watch, you don't have to give it up just to get new technology -- retrofit it with the Smart Buckle …

Wearable Tech

Finally, a way to turn your smartphone into a universal remote

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission.<p>What do your television, air conditioner, cable box, and ceiling fan all have in common? They can soon all be controlled through the smartphone in your pocket.<p>The KlikR Universal Remote Control …

Home Automation

With debut months away, Fitbit smartwatch plan hits more snags

Fitbit Inc., months away from the debut of its smartwatch, has lost several people working on the project and fallen behind on its app store – putting in peril the company’s most important product in years.<p>Hard hit by the sinking popularity of its fitness trackers, Fitbit has bet its future on the …

Wearable Tech

Alibaba to launch product similar to Amazon Echo: source

(Reuters) - Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba Group Holding Ltd would launch a product mimicking Amazon.com Inc's "Echo" next week, according to a source familiar with the matter.<p>"Amazon Echo", launched in 2014, is a speaker which one can leave on all day and give voice commands to, similar to …

Alibaba Group

June’s Greatest Gear, From Apple’s New iPad to Coding Robots

• Author: Wired Staff. Wired Staff Gear<br>• Date of Publication: 06.30.17. 06.30.17<br>• Time of Publication: 10:00 am. 10:00 am<p>Microsoft Surface Laptop<p>If you …

Gear & Gadgets

Malware On Mac Is On The Rise

It has long been believed that the fundamentally different nature of Mac OS protects it from the wide variety of malware that plagues Windows PCs. …

How to choose the right smartwatch for you

Your wrist deserves the best.<p>When choosing a smartphone, you'll find lots of models to compare and contrast—at least you know whatever handset you pick will be able to perform the same standard tasks, such as making calls, sending texts, and running your favorite apps. When it comes to …

Wearable Tech

Xbox One S gets a $50 price cut in advance of Project Scorpio reveal tomorrow (Update)

The Xbox One S is discounted, for one week only<p>First unveiled at E3 last year, the Xbox One S console is getting a $50 price cut tomorrow — timed alongside the final reveal of Microsoft’s Project Scorpio at 2PM PT / 5PM ET — Microsoft announced on Twitter. This brings the cost of a new Xbox One S …

Gaming

Here's everything Sony announced at E3 2017

Gaming

What’s new in watchOS 4? Hands-on with 50+ features and changes

As we did with the beta release of iOS 11, we’ve taken some time to walk through many of the new features and changes found in watchOS 4. While the Apple Watch software isn’t busting at the seams with new features like iOS 11, there are still quite a few new goodies and changes to be found. In this …

iOS

Why Apple’s HomePod won’t just collect dust on your shelf

Apple brought its smart speaker into the world with a shoddy name and an unconventional pitch, but anyone brash enough to cast the device to the side so easily will surely pay the price. Apple, unlike Amazon and Google, understands that selling glorified intelligence-in-a-box as a method of human …

The Camera Rumors of 2017: What’s Coming Out and Who’s Going to Bring the Best?

There’s a lot going on in the market right now, and with CES, Photokina, and CP+ 2017 behind us, it only seems natural to anxiously wonder what …

Cameras

The Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe and Pro are Powerful Lightweight Laptops

Asus got started early at Computex 2017, holding their press conference today before the official start of the show. Here’s what they couldn’t wait …

Laptops

Make Your Own Bootleg HoloLens With the Cardboard Holokit

While the world catches up with VR, imperfect but affordable options for entry like Google Cardboard and Samsung’s Gear VR will get the job done. But …

Review: Satechi Type-C Pro Hub, the hub Apple should have made

When Apple unveiled the 2016 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, I wasn’t so sure I was ready to go all-in on USB-C. I’m not against using dongles, but the idea of having to carry multiple around was not appealing.<p>After spending a week with the Satechi Type-C Pro Hub, it has quickly become a staple …

Laptops

Magpie is a tiny GPS tracker for kids, dogs, or luggage that will work anywhere in the world

Magpie is a new device with a simple goal: to help you find the things you lost.<p>The GPS tracker is only about an inch in diameter and syncs with an Android or iOS app. It's waterproof, and it can be attached to everyday items — like keys, wallets, or laptops — or to a pet's collar or child's …

Gear & Gadgets

Here are the top 5 most popular VR headsets — and what they cost

It can be hard to know where to get started in virtual reality.<p>Although several high-profile virtual reality headsets have launched in the past couple of years, the world of VR can be confusing.<p>Some headsets need to be plugged into a powerful gaming computer, for example, but others only need a …

Virtual Reality

Alexa can remind you to pick up the dry-cleaning

Amazon has begun rolling out a couple of upgrades for Alexa, and while they might sound pretty minor, they could make the voice assistant more helpful for every day tasks. If you're in the US, you'll soon receive an update for your Echo speaker (if you haven't yet) that gives Alexa the capability …

IDG Contributor Network: Fashion meets technology: A new era in wearables evolution

<i>Disclosure: I am employed by Qualcomm Technologies.</i>Ten years from now, when we read about technology history, 2017 will be seen as a turning point in …

TAG Heuer

Never Run Out of Juice: Portable Battery Chargers to Take With You Wherever You Go

I enjoy making new friends at events. How? I always have one or two portable chargers in my purse or backpack. I carry one every single day! I’m …

Gear & Gadgets

How to Link Your Calendar with Alexa

Having Alexa read you your upcoming appointments is one of the best uses of a virtual assistant. It saves you from having to go to your computer or …

Best Action Cameras 2017

Action cameras aren’t just ruggedized and protected against the elements, they offer ultrawide viewing angles to capture the full experience of ski …